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We are a voice for the social economy in Wales. We champion inclusive and co-operative solutions. We shout about your success. Our blogs and opinion pieces feature expert voices from across the sector, whilst our news stories keep you up to date with our work and the progress of co-operation and social entrepreneurship in Wales.
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Why multi-stakeholder co-ops have so much to offer for the good governance of public services
A guest blog from Adrian Roper about the benefits of multi-stakeholder co-operatives, and why the model would suit public services so well.BlogSocial care
Co-operatives for care
Co-operatives are part of the solution to the crisis in social care, and are growing across Wales say Rhian Davies, Chief Executive of Disability Wales, and Derek Walker, Chief Executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre.Co-operativeSocial care
Independent Venue Week – how community ownership can help venues that are facing closure
It’s Independent Venue Week, and the timing is certainly relevant as more live music venues in Wales face increasingly difficult challenges to keep trading.Social care
Will the new Welsh First Minister be good for the social economy?
The Brexit chaos in Westminster at the end of last year has overshadowed the important news that Mark Drakeford is the new Welsh First Minister. His track record, as well as a detailed leadership manifesto, provide us with a good sense of what a Drakeford government will mean for the social economy in 2019 and beyond.NewsBlogCo-operativeHousingSocial care
The digital revolution of health and care services in Wales risks excluding the most vulnerable, says new report
As the NHS and social care sector in Wales progresses its digital transformation agenda, there is a real danger that those citizens most in need of accessing health services will be left behind, due to their lack of digital skills and access, says new report.Digital inclusionSocial care
Launching the development of Social Value Forums Toolkit
A new resource is available for groups wishing to develop new ways of working to support the core principles and intentions of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014.Social care